September 15, 2017

Give for Good Louisville breaks record

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In 24 hours, with the help of 13,200 donors, Give for Good Louisville broke its 2016 record for one-day online donations, raising an estimated $4,614,410, the Community Foundation of Louisville announced on Friday.

In an email message to Insider, Cara Baribeau, vice president of marketing and communications for the foundation, said, “Gift by gift, over 24 hours we watched the leaderboard climb and were able to beat last year’s record by raising over $4.6 million.”

The money, which is still being tallied, benefits more than 500 local nonprofit organizations throughout Southern Indiana and the Louisville metro area, the group said.

Last year, the organization, formally known as Give Local Louisville, raised $4.3 million in 24 hours.

What’s more, $16,416 was raised for Hurricane Relief efforts by donors who chose to add an optional gift after checkout. The foundation said it would be sending the funds to the Greater Houston Community Foundation and other local community foundations in areas affected in Florida.

In a statement, Susan Barry, president and CEO of Community Foundation of Louisville, said: “We continue to be humbled and thrilled by how our community rallies around Give For Good Louisville. For the fourth year in a row, our community has come together for 24-hours to make a powerful statement about compassion, caring and being a force for good.”

The group held a Midday Nonprofit Rally on Thursday at 4th Street Live, where hundreds of nonprofits were gathered in celebration of the biggest day of local giving.

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